Sunday, 5 September 2010

Hasselback potatoes.... Mood = Sliced and diced


So these have to be the most Beautiful potatoes that i have ever seen on a plate. I have seen these about but have never thought to actually make them, till one day i saw them in a magazine and thought that for my next dinner party i will make them. And boy were they a hit. It is amazing how small slices in a potato can make something taste so much better.


Don't forget we eat with our eyes before our tummies.... So Its natural to visualise the taste before the actual moment. I think this is why i love sushi so much, because it is so beautiful..... Now back to these beauties....


Hasselback potatoes.... They came from Stockholm from a restaurant called Hasselbacken where they were first served. What a great and simple idea. Usually they are made with salt, butter and garlic, but i added a little twist to mine, and you can do the same.. Just add whatever you fancy....

Recipe:

6 Medium potatoes
2 Garlic cloves
1 Pinch of Coriander powder
1 Pinch of Cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon of Fresh Thyme
1 Teaspoon of Fresh Rosemary
Salt
Olive oil
Squeeze of lemon



Method:

  • Wash and dry your potatoes.
  • Slice them about 3 mm apart going 3/4 of the way down.
  • Set them aside
  • Make your seasoning
  • Slice your thyme and rosemary, mix with a squeeze of lemon, a pinch of cayenne pepper, 1 crushed garlic clove and 1 pinch of coriander powder
  • Rub this mixture into your potatoes in between the slits.
  • Preheat the oven to 220 degrees.
  • Place your potatoes on a baking tray and cook for about 35 minutes or until they are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.
Serve alone or with a nice juicy steak like i did....

16 comments:

Anna said...

Oh Boy, They look fantastic, The house must smell delicious while baking it. Rosemary, lemons, yummm. I will definitely going to try that.

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

beautiful! I've seen these all over the blogosphere: time to make a batch!

Heavenly Housewife said...

These look so pretty and very impressive. I love the seasonings you've used.
*kisses* HH

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

Your hasselback potatoes look so good!!!

Jessica said...

I had no idea they were first started in Stockholm! They've always sounded very "American" to me.

Joudie's Mood Food said...

@Anna, they looked fantastic and tasted even better. The combo of rosemary and lemons was amazing.
@Olga You should they are sooooo simmple.
@HH Thanks, they are very impressive for minimal effort.
@ELLIE Thank you.
@Jessica, i thought that they were american too for some reason. Either way they taste good coming from where ever!

Anna Johnston said...

They do look fantastic don't they & you could really go to town with trying out different herbs with these, love your combinations too. Nice one!

Betty said...

they look GREAT!

Paula said...

I love that kind of potatoes!

MeetaK said...

oh i adore hasselback potatoes and these look sensational!

5 Star Foodie said...

These Hasselback potatoes look just gorgeous!

Juliana said...

Wow, these potatoes look absolutely irresistible...love the flavors on it...beautiful photo as well :-)

Chef Dennis said...

I think I have found my new favorite potato!! I was afraid they were named after David Hasselback....so glad to find out they weren't!!
They do look delicious, I will have to try this out on my girls!

Andrew said...

oh...my....word... you've made my day..
salivating..

Pretty. Good. Food. said...

Mmmmm, these sound and look delicious!!

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

These potatoes are so beautiful, thanks for sharing this recipe with us, so pretty for entertaining.